WHAT ARE THE ISTANBUL DEVELOPMENT DIALOGUES?

Since their 2015 inception as the Dialogues on Inequality, UNDP’s Istanbul Development Dialogues (IDD) have evolved into a global development forum where policy-makers, business leaders, and diverse experts – from journalists to designers – discuss the issues of our time. This year’s IDD, to take place 3-4 April 2018, will be about the reality of global development in 2018. Three years after the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were unveiled to the world with the most ambitious and comprehensive range of targets – from eliminating poverty to curbing carbon emissions – many countries and organizations are getting up to speed to carry out the SDGs and monitor their progress.

Featured Speakers

Cihan Sultanoğlu

Cihan Sultanoğlu

UNDP Regional Director for Europe and the CIS

Murat Yavuz Ateş

Murat Yavuz Ateş

Deputy Undersecretary for Economic Affairs at Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey

Rastislav Vrbensky

Rastislav Vrbensky

UNDP Deputy Regional Director for Europe and the CIS

Maria Ramos

Maria Ramos

TRT World Presenter and Correspondent

All Speakers

Below photos are in alphabetical order by last names of speakers

Timur Abdullaev

Timur Abdullaev

HIV and TB activist, TBPeople

Martin Andersen

Martin Andersen

Security and Nuclear Safety Programme Manager, European Commission

Yuen Yuen Ang

Yuen Yuen Ang

Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Michigan

Izzet Arı

Izzet Arı

Head, Department of Environment and Sustainable Development, Ministry of Development of Turkey

Lucia Athenosy

Lucia Athenosy

Senior Economist, Council of Europe Development Bank

Samantha Attridge

Samantha Attridge

Senior Research Fellow, Overseas Development Institute

Emily Boyd

Emily Boyd

Director, Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS)

Aylin Somersan Coqui

Aylin Somersan Coqui

Chief Executive Officer, Allianz Turkey

Mihail Dimovski

Mihail Dimovski

Executive Director, Regional Environmental Center

Harm Goossens

Harm Goossens

Executive Vice President for Turkey, Central Asia and Iran, Unilever

Sergei Guriev

Sergei Guriev

Chief Economist, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Jodi Hilton

Jodi Hilton

Photojournalist

Shelley Inglis

Shelley Inglis

Team Leader, Governance and Peacebuilding Team, UNDP Istanbul

Indy Johar

Indy Johar

Dark Matter Laboratories

Dušan Jovanović

Dušan Jovanović

National Legal Officer, OSCE Mission to Serbia

Selim Kervancı

Selim Kervancı

General Manager, HSBC Group

Gail Klintworth

Gail Klintworth

Business Transformation Director, UK Business Sustainable Development Commission

Paul Ladd

Paul Ladd

Director, United Nations Research Institute for Social Development

Igor Lukšić

Igor Lukšić

Director for Southeast Europe, PwC and former Prime Minister of Montenegro

Ian McFarlane

Ian McFarlane

UNFPA Deputy Regional Director for Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Marcos Athias Neto

Marcos Athias Neto

Director, UNDP Istanbul International Center for Private Sector in Development (IICPSD)

Lilia Palii

Lilia Palii

Secretary General of the Government, The Republic of Moldova

Milica Begovic Radojevic

Milica Begovic Radojevic

Innovation Specialist, UNDP Istanbul

Michele Ribotta

Michele Ribotta

UN Women Deputy Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia

Matteo Rivellini

Matteo Rivellini

Head of Division in Slovenia, Croatia and Western Balkans, European Investment Bank (EIB)

Gennady Roschupkin

Gennady Roschupkin

Eurasian Coalition on Male Health Systems Coordinator

Per L. Saxegaard

Per L. Saxegaard

Chairman, Business for Peace Foundation

Jo Scheuer

Jo Scheuer

Director for Climate Change & Disaster Risk Reduction, UNDP

Ben Slay

Ben Slay

UNDP Senior Advisor

Irena Vojackova Sollorano

Irena Vojackova Sollorano

UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative for Turkey

Goran Svilanović

Goran Svilanović

Secretary General, Regional Cooperation Council

Mustafa Osman Turan

Mustafa Osman Turan

Deputy Director General for Multilateral Economic Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey

Berna Ülman

Berna Ülman

Executive Director, South Eastern Europe, VISA

Jos Verbeek

Jos Verbeek

World Bank Manager and Special Representative to the UN and WTO in Geneva

Lora Vidović

Lora Vidović

Ombudswoman, Office of the Ombudsman, Croatia

Barçın Yinanç

Barçın Yinanç

Opinion editor and columnist

Nur Zireyk

Nur Zireyk

Women Only Centre, Turkey (Gaziantep)

03

Apr, 2018

See the programme

The IDD agenda is tentative and will get updated...

Mistress of Ceremony: Ms. Maria Ramos
Day 1 (Tuesday, 3 April) – “Partnerships”
08:30 – 09:00 Registration, coffee
09:00 – 09:45 Welcoming remarks

  • Ms. Maria Ramos – Mistress of Ceremony (TRT World)
  • Mr. Achim Steiner, UN Under Secretary-General and UNDP Administrator (video remarks)
  • Ms. Cihan Sultanoğlu, UN Assistant Secretary-General, UNDP Assistant Administrator and Director, Regional Bureau for Europe and the CIS
  • H.E. Ambassador Murat Yavuz Ateş, Deputy Undersecretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey
09:45 – 10:30 Sustainable development in Europe and Central Asia—where do we stand?

  • Moderator: Ms. Irena Vojackova-Sollorano, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative, Turkey
  • Panellists:
    • Mr. Sergei Guriev, Chief Economist, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
    • Mr. Igor Luksic, Director for Southeast Europe, PwC (and former Prime Minister of Montenegro)
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 – 12:00 Transformation – the view from governments

  • Moderator: Mr. Paul Ladd, Director, United Nations Research Institute for Social Development
  • Panellists:
    • Ms. Lilia Palii, Secretary General, Government of Moldova
    • Mr. Izzet Ari, Head of Department, Environment and Sustainable Development, Ministry of Development, Turkey
    • Ms. Sanja Zografska, Assistant Director, Multilateral Economic Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
12:00 – 13:00 The Global Goals—Business perspectives

  • Moderator: Mr. Marcos Athias Neto, Director, UNDP Istanbul International Centre for Private Sector in Development
  • Panellists:
    • Ms. Aylin Somersan Coqui, CEO, Allianz Turkey
    • Mr. Harm Goossens, Executive Vice President for Turkey, Central Asia and Iran, Unilever
    • Mr. Selim Kervanci, CEO, HSBC Turkey
    • Ms. Berna Ulman, Executive Director for Southeast Europe, VISA
13:00 – 14:10 Lunch
14:10 – 14:30 The power of youth (interview of 3 young change-makers)

  • Interviewer: Ms. Maria Ramos – Mistress of Ceremony
14:30 – 15:30 From discovery to impact—the role of research and innovation

  • Moderator: Ms. Milica Begovic, UNDP Innovation Specialist
  • Panellists:
    • Mr. Indy Johar, Dark Matter Laboratories
    • Mr. Bugra Celik, Imece, Social Innovation Platform
    • Mr. Fikret Adaman, Boğaziçi University Human Development Centre
15:30 – 16:30 Financing the Global Goals—Perspectives from international financial institutions

  • Moderator: Ms. Samantha Attridge, Senior Research Fellow, Overseas Development Institute, United Kingdom
  • Panellists:
    • Ms. Gail Klintworth, Business Transformation Director, Business Sustainable Development Commission, United Kingdom
    • Mr. Jos Verbeek, Special Representative to UN and WTO, World Bank Group
    • Mr. Matteo Rivellini, EIB Head of Division, Public Sector operations (Slovenia, Croatia, Western Balkans)
    • Ms. Lucia Athenosy, Senior Economist, Council of Europe Development Bank
16:30 – 17:00 Coffee break
17:00 – 17:45 Keynote address—Complexity & Development 2.0: The Potential Role of UNDP in Directing Improvisation

  • Moderator: Ms. Maria Ramos, Mistress of Ceremony
  • Speaker: Ms. Yuen Yuen Ang, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Michigan (by video link)
17:45 Reflections and conclusions

  • Ms. Maria Ramos, Mistress of Ceremony
  • Mr. Rastislav Vrbensky, UNDP Deputy Assistant Administrator and Deputy Director, Regional Bureau for Europe and the CIS
18:15 Reception

04

Apr, 2018

Day 2 (Wednesday, 4 April) – “Peace”, “people”, “planet”, “prosperity”
09:30 – 09:45 Introduction to Day 2 — Ms. Maria Ramos, Mistress of Ceremony
09:45 – 11:30 Partners’ Forum

    • Session A—United Nations and Government Partners (9.45 – 10.30)
      • Moderator: Mr. Ben Slay, Senior Advisor, UNDP Regional Bureau for Europe and the CIS
      • Speakers:
        • Ms. Afshan Khan, Regional Director, Europe and Central Asia, UNICEF
        • Ms. Yuriko Shoji, Deputy Regional Representative for Europe and Central Asia, FAO
        • Mr. Danijel Nikolic, Chief of Staff, Government Secretariat, Serbia
        • Mr. Orazmuhammet Ashirov, Acting Director, Institute of Strategic and Sustainable Development, Turkmenistan
        • Ms. Amra Fetahovic, Advisor, Economic Planning Directorate, Bosnia and Herzegovina
        • Mr. Dmitry Frischin, Manager, UNV Sub-Regional Office for Europe and CIS
        • Ms. Marta Diavolova, Regional Adviser for Strategic Partnerships, UNFPA
    • Session B—Inter-governmental and civil society partners (10.30 – 11.15)
      • Moderator: Ms. Maria Ramos, Master of Ceremonies
      • Speakers:
        • Mrs. Amal Hamidallah, Director, Gulf Foundation
        • Ms. Ebru Canan-Sokullu, Chair, Department of Political Science and International Relations, Bahcesehir University
        • Ms. Bahar Ozay, Director, Sustainable Development Solutions Network, Turkey
        • Mr. Gennady Roshchupkin, Community Health Systems Coordinator, Eurasian Coalition on Male Health
        • Ms. Pelin Musabay Baki, Project Director, Turkic Council
        • Mr. Yernar Zharkeshov, Advisory Board Member, Astana Civil Service Hub
        • Ms. Elif Kalan, Co-Founder and Training Expert, Conflictus
    • Session C—“Open microphone” (11.15 – 11.30)
11:30 – 12:00 Coffee break
12:00 – 13:00 “Planet” — Stressed planetary boundaries, risk and resilience

  • Moderator: Mr. Jo Scheuer, UNDP Chief of Profession for Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Panellist:
    • Mr. Mihail Dimovski, Executive Director, Regional Environmental Centre for Central and Eastern Europe
    • Ms. Emily Boyd, Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies
    • Mr. Martin Andersen, Senior Programme Manager, DG International Cooperation and Development, European Commission
13:00 – 14:00 Launch
14:00 – 15:00 Peace and governance — what’s at stake?

  • Moderator: Ms. Shelley Inglis, UNDP Regional Governance and Peacebuilding Team leader, Europe and the CIS
  • Panellist:
    • Mr. Goran Svilanovic, Secretary General, Regional Cooperation Council for South Eastern Europe
    • Ms. Lora Vidovic, Ombudswoman, Republic of Croatia
    • Mr. Per Saxegaard, Executive Chairman, Business for Peace Foundation
    • Ms. Vasilika Hysi, Deputy Speaker in Albanian Parliament, District of Tirana, and Chair of Sub-Committee for Human Rights
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee break/technical break
15:30 – 17:00 Let the People talk: Listening to voices that matter

  • Moderator: Ms. Barçın Yinanç, Opinion Editor and Columnist at Hürriyet Daily News
  • Speakers:
    • Mr. Timur Abdullaev, HIV and TB activist, Uzbekistan
    • Ms. Nur Zireyk, SADA Women-only Center, Turkey (Gaziantep)
    • Mr. Dusan Jovanovic, Roma representative, Serbia
    • Ms. Jodi Hilton, Photojournalist
    • Ms. Nurzhan Toktomambetova, Kyrgyzstan (Naryn)
    • Mr. Ian McFarlane, Deputy Regional Director, UNFPA Eastern Europe and Central Asia Regional Offfice
    • Mr. Michele Ribotta, Deputy Regional Director a.i., UN Women Europe and Central Asia Regional Office
17:00 Closing remarks

  • Ms. Maria Ramos, Mistress of Ceremony
  • Mr. Ben Slay, Senior Advisor, UNDP Regional Bureau for Europe and the CIS
  • Mr. Mustafa Osman Turan, Minister Plenipotentiary, Deputy Director General for Multilateral Economic Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Republic of Turkey

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Venue

Istanbul Marriott Hotel Sisli,
Merkez, Abide-i Hurriyet Cd No:142,
34381 Sisli/Istanbul

Transportation

You can easily access the venue
with various transportation options

Cafe & Restaurant

You can check out some restaurants
and cafés around the hotel.

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  • You can easily access the venue with various transportation options.

    Istanbul has two international airports:

    • Ataturk Airport (TAV), on the European side where the UNDP Istanbul Regional Hub and Marriott Hotel Sisli are located, and
    •  Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW), on the Asian side.

    Havas shuttle bus services to Taksim Square (in the city centre, European side) are available from both airports. Taksim Square is about three kilometres (two metro stops) from the conference venue.

    To ease your in-city transportation in Istanbul, you can find below some information regarding in-city transportation, with various public transportation methods, in Istanbul:

    By metro:

    The Istanbul metro (M1 Line) runs from the Ataturk Airport into the city centre.
    The Istanbul Marriott Hotel Sisli is located within walking distance (5 minutes) of the “Mecidiyekoy/Sisli” metro stop (M2 Line). Once you arrive at the “Mecidiyekoy/Sisli” metro stop please go out from “Sisli” exit.

    Link to public transportation routes.

    By taxi:

    Taxies may also be a practical mode of transportation in Istanbul. Please make sure the taxi meter is on. You can use the taxi fare calculator.